genus Hipposideros has body lengths ranging from 35-110
mm, tail lengths from 18-70 mm, and forearm lengths of about
33-105 mm. Adult H. armiger weights are between 40-60
grams. Color ranges from reddish to a shade of brown on the
upperparts and paler underparts.
Roosts for H. armiger are generally found in hollow trees,
caves and buildings. They tend to fly at lower elevations than
most bats and catch insects such as beetles, termites, and cockroaches,
locating the insects by their calls. Once the prey is caught,
H. armiger returns to the roost to eat and has specific
feeding territories that it patrols regularly.
are two breeding periods for H. armiger, pregnant females
have been recorded in February - May and September - October.
H. armiger is found in N India, Nepal, Burma, S and SE
China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malay Peninsula, and